Of course I will be happy to x-ray samples. None have arrived as of today.
Enclosed is the MS proof I found it very nice. Would like reprint. By the way thanks for the reprint you sent me.
In regard to UV inactivated 22 on LT-2 followed by 22V, I would certainly expect lysis. But since you ask, I presume the correct
answer is resistance. But what about the survivors--they must be lysogenic --if they are--how come the U-V'ed zz not followed
by 22V does not produce lysogenics--or perhaps it does or does not produce lysis. Please let me know.
I have been pursuing an odd business. I may have told you about. When B/1t is plated with T5 on plates low in iron, about
half the resistant colonies are petite. These petites when plated in the absence of phage give large colonies. Addition of
iron to the plates overcomes the petite [ . . . ]--giving large colonies even in the presence of phage. I suspect that the
iron may serve to kill the phage but in addition the petite does seem to require larger concentrations of iron than the large.
If one inactives the
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phage with UV or at 75 degrees the petites become large. However adsorption experiments indicate no adsorption of T5 by the
petite strain. If one separates the phage from the bacteria with a cellophane have sheet the colonies are large.
I suspect that there is a phage in our T5 that does not plate on B- that is responsible for our results. All we need is an
indicator to demonstrate its presence. I am trying K-12 and will also try T5 stock prepared in K-12 to see if it duplicates
the phenomenon. If you should have some old coli stocks on hand that might serve as indicators for such a phage, I would be
David is growing fast. You must visit with him on your way through. By the way I want to tell you again how much I enjoyed
my visit to Madison.